This cosmopolitan city broad is trying to
peg men? I'm sure if a man did an opinionated essay on
women, they would all be offended as "you don't know women.
Only women knows what it's like to be a women". Fred Jones,
that sounds like a great plan. Create kids everywhere and
don't marry the moms. That works so well for society now. Of
course when it is your own female child considering having
kids of her own outside of marriage, well that's different.
Naturally. All other women, who cares about them. Reference
to foreign women is spot on. American women don't know how
bad they look compared to others. Fly American airlines,
then fly Korean Air. A gracious, pin perfectly groomed young
woman will gladly help you, nothing is too much trouble. At
American, a shaggy-hair elderly woman will scoff at your
request, "hon, you'll be okay without it" Just an example.
So, according to this article, you are
only an adult if you want to settle down and start popping
out babies? And a "real man" is a man that wants to buy a
house in the suburbs and have kids. What decade is this
again? As a woman who has ambitions in life other than
procreating, I find this article a tad offensive. I don't
want children but am still leading a very rewarding and
productive life and consider myself a responsible adult.
There is nothing wrong with me for not wanting children or
for choosing to spend my time working on things that I
personally enjoy and there is nothing wrong with men who do
the same thing.
Life is made for living. Any male that
defines success at 30 by Ms. H's standards is delusional.
Getting married and being serious in your 20's is not the
point of being alive in the 21st Century. Dr. Drew once
pointed out that people who marry in their 20's get divorced
and people who marry in their 30's stay married. Getting
serious in your 20's made sense in the 1930's when you were
dead in your 60's. With life expectancy for today's 20 year
olds hitting 80, males have more than enough time to get
serious about life in their 30's. We encouraged our 2 sons
NOT to marry until their 30's and use their 20's to explore
life, have fun, find their bliss, meet some girls, so they
could make good decisions they wouldn't regret in their
40's. So far at 29 and 33, they are on plan.
Check out YouTube videos of game shows
from the 70's, such as Match Game. It's a reminder of what
American women *used* to be. Feminine. Aspiring to be
pretty. Sweet. Classy. Modest (which is sexy in its own
way). Leaves us guys saying the same thing: Where have all
the good women gone? If all us men cared about was someone
who could run a big company, we could go homosexual and get
the same thing. And don't at least some of you women miss
being like that? Enjoying, preserving, adorning your
I do think the responsibility for our
current societal state is shared equally by men and women;
and, unfortunately, both genders seem to be rather in a mess
these days. Seriously, though, there are still good men and
women with 70's-style values in the West--they may be few
and far between, but they're out there. --Although I'd
probably also say that most of these traditional women are
far more likely to be found reading Country Woman rather
than the likes of The Wall Street Journal!